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How Hearing Aids Work2018-07-04T15:02:23+00:00

How hearing aids work

There are numerous state-of-the-art hearing instruments available, but they all have certain characteristics in common. They are made to selectively increase the volume of the sounds you want to hear. They can make soft sounds audible, while at the same time making loud sounds comfortable, thus providing relief in both noisy and quiet situations.

No hearing instrument can solve every hearing problem or restore normal hearing, but they are designed to provide selective amplification so that you can hear and understand better.

A microphone:

A microphone picks up sound and converts from acoustic signal, that is, one recognised by the human ear, to an electronic signal that can be recognised by the amplifier.

The digital signalling processor:

The Digital Signalling Processor allows the use of special features such as Sound Smoothing and Feedback Cancellation.

An amplifier:

The Amplifier processes the electronic signals, making sounds louder. More emphasis is now being placed on what types of sounds are amplified. For example, some people are able to hear some frequencies better than others.

A receiver:

The receiver converts the electronic signal back into an acoustic signal that the wearer is then able to hear.

Hearing instrument technology has improved greatly over the years and we are now in an exciting time where digital hearing instruments are accessible to everyone. Today’s instruments offer not only superb performance, but are smaller, more efficient, and more comfortable than ever before.

The sophisticated technology of digital instruments means that they don’t just make all sounds louder. They can differentiate between sounds – separating them and presenting them in different ways.

The wearer can focus on specific sounds like speech and make it easier to hear over background noise. In short, there are fewer reasons to avoid taking action!

What our customers say about us

Both my wife and I have bought hearing aids from Robert some time ago, very professional with testing and excellent after sales service, nothing is to much trouble. Thank you Robert and your team.

Ruth & Tony Berry.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Robert for all he has done for me and my wife, Linda. You have gone out of your way to visit and reassure us with total professionalism and expertise.

Stuart & Linda

Since having my new hearing aid fitted my tinitus has greatly improved. I could not recommend The Private Hearing Aid Company highly enough.

Mrs S Waldie, Morecambe

My new hearing aid has enabled me to enjoy the television and radio; it has allowed me to realise what I was previously missing out on.

Mr J Waldie, Morecambe

I was well advised and well attended to and the outcome has given me a better life. It is a joy and a pleasure to recommend this company.

Chris Tattersall

A word from our specialist:

Robert Hood RHAD – Hearing Care Professional

Being an Independent Hearing Aid Audiologist I am able to offer a very large range of Signia Hearing Instruments. This ensures that my clients have a maximum choice of selection and price.

All hearing tests are free and without obligation, and entirely confidential. Only by having a hearing test can we ascertain whether you are a candidate for a hearing aid or not. Any aid supplied by us carries a 30-day written satisfaction or money back guarantee.

Being an independent company means we can offer the very latest technology to suit your own specific needs, including television and radio amplifiers, tinnitus maskers, customised aids, loud or vibrating alarm clocks, shake wake alarm clocks, travel alarm clocks, telephone amplifiers, vibrating flashing alarm watches with neon lights, bone conduction and spectacle hearing aids and much much more.

Our repair service to customers old and new is fast and efficient for most types of hearing aids. We know only too well how a hearing aid is missed when something goes wrong or if it needs cleaning or servicing.

Batteries can be bought in any of our hearing aid centres or by post from us direct. Our clients also make savings by the use of battery voucher books or buying by the box.